|Wednesday, 19 May 2004|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
Jathika Hela Urumaya allegedly abducted MP monk
IGP Indra de Silva yesterday ordered a top level investigation into the
alleged abduction of one of its members, Member of Parliament Ven.
Kathaluwe Rathanaseeha Thera, by the Jathika Hela Urumaya from his Temple,
at Rawathawatta, Sambuddha Viharaya, on Monday night.
Geethanjana Deputy Speaker
by Ranil Wijayapala and Bharatha Malawaraarachchi
Freedom Alliance National List MP Geethanjana Gunawardena was yesterday
unanimously elected Deputy Speaker of Parliament with the consent of both
the Government and the Opposition.
Explosives, grenades, ball razers seized
by Sarath Malalasekera
Police believe a major disaster may have averted following an anonymous
telephone call to Grandpass police at midnight Monday, when they
discovered a large quantity of high explosives, grenades and ball razers
used in the manufacture of claymore mines on the ground above the crude
oil pipelines running from the Colombo harbour to the Sapugaskanda oil